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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are encouraging bird and nature fans throughout the state to join tens of thousands of everyday North American bird watchers for the 2011 Great Backyard Bird Count, Friday-Monday, Feb. 18-21. A joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, this free event is an opportunity for families, students, and people of all ages to discover the wonders of nature in backyards, schoolyards, and local parks, and, at the same time, make an important contribution to conservation.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

KEMPTON – In a word, the 2010 season was "outstanding" for outdoors enthusiasts who participated in the annual Autumn Hawk Watch at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.

Highlighting the watch, which took place between August 15 and December 15, was an all-time record of 406 bald eagles being recorded as they flew past the lookouts at the world-famous migration watch site. In all, an above-average total of 20,498 birds of prey were recorded by the staff and volunteers.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

This year's theme is "Summer in the Great Pennsylvania Outdoors" for the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs Poster Contest, which is open to students in grades 4-12.

Posters may use original artwork or photographs that depict the theme of the contest. Entries must be submitted on 11x17-inch poster board, and posters will be judged in Senior, Junior and Sub-Junior divisions and cash awards of $75, $60 and $50 will be awarded to the top three posters in each division.

Friday, December 31, 2010
Outdoor Channel program anchored by FOXPRO staff

LEWISTOWN During the past decade, those who view outdoors-related programs on television have seen a perceivable increase in episodes dealing with predator hunting.

Now, just like one of those all-Zeppelin-all-the-time satellite radio stations, The Outdoor Channel has launched a program with an-all-predator-hunting-all-the-time theme for a 15-week run.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director Carl Roe said that beginning New Year's Day Pennsylvania officially will become the 36th member state of the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, under which the worst of convicted wildlife violators will stand to lose their hunting privileges in all states enrolled in the Compact.

Friday, December 24, 2010

CASNOVIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) It's right there on your computer: a live video of deer doing one of their favorite things, eating.

Western Michigan deer ranch operator Drew Born is hoping that thousands of people will sign up for his new website with its real-time video stream and archived deer footage.

"There are 19 million hunters in the U.S. who fit into our target market," Born, 20, told The Grand Rapids Press.

"They have a passion for deer, but the only time they see deer is when they're out hunting in the fall. Now, they can watch them 24/7."

Friday, December 24, 2010

TOPTON According to Dave Ehrig, just the challenge of taking a deer – or any game animal – with a muzzleloader rifle makes it a trophy.

That is especially so for those who hunt during Pennsylvania's flintlock deer season, which opens statewide Monday through Saturday, Jan. 15, and remains open in Wildlife Management Unit 5C through Saturday, Jan. 29.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Applications are now being accepted for the 17th annual Rivers Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp, scheduled for Sunday-Friday, June 19-24, at the Allenberry Resort, Boiling Springs.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

This fall, Pennsylvania Game Commission Southeast Region employees have released pheasants on three separate occasions in numerous areas in both Lehigh and Northampton counties to provide quality game bird hunting opportunities.

Now, birds are also scheduled to be released in Lehigh County in mid-December for the late season, but due to the trend of declining suitable pheasant habitat, particularly in the late season, as well as declines in hunt able areas and hunting pressure the mid-December, stocking of pheasants slated for Northampton County will not occur.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

For deer hunters still trying to fill tags the final week of the firearms deer season – and even during the post-Christmas flintlock muzzleloader season patience is not just a virtue, it is more like a necessity.